Golden Monkey, Tea Sachets, Onyx Coffee Lab
This exceptional black tea is grown in Fujian Province, China. Hand-processed each Spring, they carefully pluck only the tender bud and first leaf of each tea plant. The leaves are lightly withered in the sun, then oxidized and dried. Its common name, Golden Monkey, is partially derived from the pale gold threading in the leaf, while the appearance of the tight, wiry leaves resemble a monkey's hand. Enjoy a rich, smooth cup with mild notes of walnut, hints of sweetness, and light cocoa finish. Available in two sizes: 12 or 70 Sachets
Origin: Fujian Province, China
Process: Withered, Oxidized, Dried
Elevation: 500 Meters
Cup: Walnut, Cocoa, Honeyed Peach
DUAN’S FAMILY FARM
Duan grew up on tea farms and has been involved with tea growing & production for his entire life. He is one of the most prolific & enthusiastic tea producers, and our sourcing partner has worked with him for over a decade. Through the years, Duan has pioneered many organic farming initiatives, curated his own small production facility, and forged partnerships with producers and farmers all around Henan, China. Today, he owns several of his own tea gardens. Each batch is produced by hand in very small quantities, and Duan’s entire family is involved in the processing from start to finish. They are incredibly passionate about producing unique, artisanal teas, and they are always experimenting with new ways to produce high quality teas, all by hand. He is always excited to share new teas that he’s working on and is beyond grateful for the opportunity to share his artistic handiwork with the world.
Black tea is oxidized more than oolong, white and green teas, meaning that after plucking and withering, the tea leaves are rolled, crushed, chopped, or otherwise bruised to spur oxidation to 90-100%. Temperature, humidity and other factors affecting oxidation are tightly controlled before drying. The resulting brew will be stronger in flavor and usually a deep reddish color. Many Asian countries name this a “red tea” after the color of the tea liquor after steeping.
ABOUT THE SACHETS
The pyramid tea sachets are designed to give the tea leaves ample room to unfurl & expand as they steep. These sachets are made from PLA Mesh (NeoSoilon®) material that is derived from 100% non-GMO sugar cane. Each sachet is pre-dosed so you can enjoy a great cup of tea at your convenience.
Tea: 1 sachet
Water: 225g ; 8oz
Water Temp: 208F
Total Brew Time:* 4 mins